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READ Æ Small Great Things The case becomes a media sensation As the trial moves forward Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others and themselves might be wrong With incredible empathy intelligence and candor Jodi Picoult tackles race privilege prejudice justice and compassion and doesn't offer easy answers Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her ga. AVAILABLE NOWLook up at the dark sky See those stars They all belong to Small Great ThingsThe Small Great Things at the end is not the same Small Great Things it is at the beginning meaning that so much is happening so much is revealed that there s no way to read the first chapter and predict the rest of the storySmall Great Things has come a long way So has Kennedy So has Turk So has Ruth So has Edison So has the worldThat s how it should be Doesn t mean though that we re at the finish line yet Small Great Things definitely proves that we aren tJodi Picoult s new book didn t make me realize how na ve I was Michelle Alexander did with her talk on mass incarceration in the US But while my eyes were wide due to Alexander s revelatory comments on today s caste system this book opened them even wider thanks to Ruth s honesty Kennedy s character development and Turk s sole existenceThere are some scenes in this book that seem too good to be true especially the ones related to Adele and the judge at the end but it doesn t make the subject of racism less authentically dealt withOf course this book made me angry and that s good This means what happened to Ruth affected me It s unjust It s unfair It s inhumane But what s surprising is though I completely hated Turk for suing Ruth I still uestioned whether Ruth was right to hesitate and whether Turk was redeemable and whether someone else beside Ruth should have been blamedWe should uestion situations It s not because something seems completely wrong to us that we shouldn t dig deeper on the subject consider someone else s opinion on the matter which is why I m so happy with the fact that this book is narrated by Ruth Kennedy AND TurkA truly impressive story with great attention to detail and incredibly intense scenes at courtBlog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin H1 Bloodstone Pass justice and compassion and doesn't offer easy answers Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her ga. AVAILABLE NOWLook up at the dark sky See those stars They all belong to Small Great ThingsThe Small Great Things at the end is not the same Small Great Things it is at the beginning meaning that so much is happening so much is revealed that there s no way to read the first chapter and predict the rest of the storySmall Great Things has come a long way So has Kennedy So has Turk So has Ruth So has Edison So has the worldThat s how it should be Doesn t mean though that we re at the finish line yet Small Great Things definitely proves that we aren tJodi Picoult s new book didn t make me realize how na ve I was Michelle Alexander did with her talk on mass incarceration in the US But while my eyes were wide due to Alexander s revelatory comments on today s caste system this book opened them even wider thanks to Ruth s honesty Kennedy s character development and Turk s sole existenceThere are some scenes in this book that seem too good to be true especially the ones related to Adele and the Bill’s Humiliation in Panties Volume 7 judge at the end but it doesn t make the subject of racism less authentically dealt withOf course this book made me angry and that s good This means what happened to Ruth affected me It s unjust It s unfair It s inhumane But what s surprising is though I completely hated Turk for suing Ruth I still uestioned whether Ruth was right to hesitate and whether Turk was redeemable and whether someone else beside Ruth should have been blamedWe should uestion situations It s not because something seems completely wrong to us that we shouldn t dig deeper on the subject consider someone else s opinion on the matter which is why I m so happy with the fact that this book is narrated by Ruth Kennedy AND TurkA truly impressive story with great attention to detail and incredibly intense scenes at courtBlog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin

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READ Æ Small Great Things E Ruth is alone in the nursery Does she obey orders or does she intervene Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and as a result is charged with a serious crime Kennedy Mcuarrie a white public defender takes her case but gives unexpected advice Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family especially her teenage son as. THIS REVIEW IS SAFE TO READ NO SPOILERS There is nothing in this review which isn t already suggested in the blurb I begin with an excerpt Suddenly Roarke Matthews is standing in front of me His suit is ironed with knife edge pleats his shoes are buffed to a high gloss He looks like a soapopera star except his nose is a off kilter like he broke it playing football in high school He holds out a hand to greet me Mr Bauer he says why don t you come with me He leads me into an even imposing office this one full of black leather and chrome and gestures to a spot on the love seat Let me say again how sorry I am for your loss Matthews says like everyone else does these days The words have gotten so ordinary in fact that they feel like rain I hardly even notice them any On the phone we talk about the possibility of filing a civil suit Whatever it s called I interrupt I just want someone to pay for this Ah Matthews says And that is why I have asked you to come in here You see it s uite complicated What s so complicated You sue the nurse She s the one who did this Matthews hesitates You could sue Ruth Jefferson he agrees But let s be realistic she doesn t have a pot to piss in As you know there s a criminal prosecution underway that the state has undertaken That means if you file a civil suit simultaneously Ms Jefferson would ask for a stay of all discovery so she couldn t incriminate herself during the pending criminal prosecution And the fact that you filed a civil suit against her can be used against you in a cross examination during the criminal lawsuit I don t understand The uestion iswill you understand what hit YOU once you ve finished this brilliant novel IMPOSSIBLE TO PUThowever I couldn t wait for a book discussion on this one released in stores early Oct SURE TO BE A NUMBER 1 BEST SELLERSo I involved Paul my husbandbedtime entertainment We had some lengthy conversations Paul s words A no win situation from the start Jodi Picoult explores areas of race discrimination race prejudice race snobbery anti semitism and injustice from every corner of the earth s hemisphereJodi blew my mind over a Kosher candy bar REALLY Who thinks like this Geeezzzzz Jodi continued to blow my mind several times before reaching the final enduntil I m thinking I think like this This book is long enough that in time something is bound to hook rather triggerevery reader on their own difficult journey to uestion their own morally and racial prejudice In other wordsdon t be so sure YOU are so pureExuisitely writtenfilled with grief gets under your skin and leaves you changedThank You Random House Netgalley and Jodi Picoult

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READ Æ Small Great Things Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with than twenty years' experience During her shift Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth who is African American to touch their child The hospital complies with their reuest but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress whil. The State just sees a dead baby They re targeting you because they think you failed as a nurse You re wrong I shake my head in the darkness and I say the words I ve swallowed down my whole life They re targeting me because I m Black 3 12 stars I have some issues with the ending but otherwise Small Great Things is such a pageturner It s the kind of book you can easily stay up until 2am to finish even without the teething infant to help you along True it s Racism 101 for white Americans but I kind of think it s a message they need to hearYou know I guess I had some prejudice against Jodi Picoult before going into this I had only read one book by her My Sister s Keeper and that was at least ten years ago In my mind I ve always associated her with mindless chick lit novels especially because people were comparing her to Liane Moriarty on my less than favorable review of Truly Madly Guilty But if this book is anything to go by she s viciousSmall Great Things is a horrible emotive book that puts both racism and white privilege on trial in a nail biting courtroom dramaIt all starts when Ruth Jefferson a black Labor Delivery nurse is told to keep away from the newborn son of white supremacists On the busy ward though it is Ruth who finds herself the only nurse in the room when the baby goes into cardiac distress She hesitates and is arrested on suspicion of not just negligence but of racially charged murder How am I supposed to encourage my son to be better than most people expect him to be How can I say with a straight face you can be anything you want in this world when I struggled and studied and excelled and still wound up on trial for something I did not do The story moves between the perspectives of Ruth her white public defender Kennedy Mcuarrie and the neo nazi father of the deceased child Picoult develops all her characters even painting in a back story for the repulsive Turk Bauer never allowing him to simply be a villain without context His life is revealed to us as is his nauseating journey to white supremacismI think this book works so well because it isn t so much about portraying racism through a black woman s eyes as it is about a white definitely not racist lawyer facing up to her white privilege acknowledging its existence and using it for good And no that doesn t mean using it to speak for minorities it means using it to give them a platform to tell their own story Small Great Things could have been all kinds of wrong if the white author had attempted to be a spokesperson for black Americans but it is instead an appeal to white people to open their eyes Stop pretending white privilege doesn t exist There s a tendency among white Americans and Europeans to believe that I m not racist or I don t even see colour is somehow good enough It s not good enough Not seeing colour is a luxury that only white people have and most often it s a lie anywayLook at me I consider myself an open minded forward thinking person Yeah I give myself a little mental pat on the back for pointing out sexism racism homophobia and transphobia in books I m a dirty liberal Bernie Sanders is a former Politics major with a badass gay brother a Muslim best friend and a mixed race baby boy I m like a poster child for annoying white femi liberal But a few months ago I noticed something different on Kirkus Reviews I noticed that all their reviews now state the race of the characters For example this white teen or the white protagonist And my first instinct was confusion why are they doing that Why do they feel the need to tell us that she s white It took me several fucking weeks for it to come crashing down on me like a fat ton of white privilege The uestion I should have been asking wasn t why are they telling me they re white but why didn t I need to be told that and why did I assume they were white in the first place That was the problem all along I looked at that and immediately thought it was unnecessary in a way that I didn t feel it was unnecessary to be told if a character was black Because white is the default Still Today In 2016 Even by rainbow flag waving weirdos like me If you say person we assume white And that my friends is white privilegeThis book is about all the ways big and small life is made or less restrictive for someone because of the colour of their skin Kennedy tries to tell herself over and over that the case isn t about race that racial politics have no place in a courtroom but as the trial wears on she can t ignore it Race is in the courtroom it always has beenEverything was going great until the epilogue I think I understand it the author probably wanted to show what could happen in an ideal world if white people check their privilege but it is a little too idealistic oversimplifying the solution to racism hate crime and hundreds of years of American history While the optimism after such an emotionally draining read is welcome it feels out of place A book like this gains strength from its realism 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    Jodi Picoult Ê 1 READ READ ☆ SALAMUSEO.CO Ê Jodi Picoult REVIEW Small Great Things “The State just sees a dead baby They’re targeting you because they think you failed as a nurse”“You’re wrong” I shake my head in the darkness and I say the words I’ve swallowed down my whole life “They’re

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    (Small Great Things) PDF KINDLE ¶ Jodi Picoult I have tried to write this review several times I guess I have a lot of thoughts about this novelMy first thought is that Jodi Picoult did not write this for me I don't know what the demographic is for Ms Picoult's novels but being a book person for a long time and having been to a couple of her book readings I think I can make a pretty accurate guess at the demographic that buys her novels So this is a novel

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    (Small Great Things) PDF KINDLE ¶ Jodi Picoult I have so much to say about how terrible this book is I hated it I hated it so much idk how I even finshed it I don't think I've ever

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    (Small Great Things) PDF KINDLE ¶ Jodi Picoult My reviews can also be seen at could probably write a twelve page review on everything I want to talk about from this book everything I learned from this book However my reviews are long as it is so I will try my best to keep it short wellshorter than twelve pagesI have read every book by Jodi Picoult and they all make me think As I've said before I always learn something too But I feel like this book is the one that hit me hardest I learn

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    (Small Great Things) PDF KINDLE ¶ Jodi Picoult Jodi Picoult Ê 1 READ REVIEW Small Great Things 45 starsThis is an incredibly heavy read—one that’s told with brutal honesty and a lot of heartMy initial reaction after I read the final page of the story— why would she choose to end things on that note? After all of the hate and uncomfortable feelings throughout this story how could things ever possibly be wrapped

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    (Small Great Things) PDF KINDLE ¶ Jodi Picoult Oh dear sigh sigh I’m sad I didn't like this book I so wanted to Lots of friends love Picoult so I feel sort of like an al

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    REVIEW Small Great Things (Small Great Things) PDF KINDLE ¶ Jodi Picoult This is a powerful book bold in some ways as we have a white author bringing to us a story depicting what racism looks like and trying to tell those of us who are not black what it feels like But anyone who has read any of Jodi Picoult's books knows that she doesn't shy away from difficult to discuss topics I don't think very often about whi

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    (Small Great Things) PDF KINDLE ¶ Jodi Picoult READ ☆ SALAMUSEO.CO Ê Jodi Picoult AVAILABLE NOWLook up at the dark sky See those stars? They all belong to Small Great ThingsThe Small Great Things at the end is not the same Small Great Things it is at the beginning meaning that so much is happening so much is revealed that there’s no way to read the first chapter and predict the rest of the storySmall Great Things has come a long way So has Kennedy So has Turk So has Ruth So has Edison So has the worldThat’s how it

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    (Small Great Things) PDF KINDLE ¶ Jodi Picoult Jodi Picoult Ê 1 READ REVIEW Small Great Things Jodi Picoult has been a best selling author for over twenty years Twenty years ago she wanted to discuss a hot button issue but did not feel like she had the platform to do so About a year ago Picoult read where a black female nurse in Flint Michigan had been dismissed by a white supremacist patient over skin color Feeling that the time was right to discuss race Picoult used this court case as a basis for Small

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